Summer Reading

All 3 kids (and momma) have signed up for our local library’s summer reading plan. The rules are to read 30 min a day, at least 30 times over June and July. Here’s some of the things we have been reading:

– Henry and Mudge– Jonathan is currently going through this series about a little boy and his 180-pound dog Mudge. It’s a cute little set of books about the typical adventures one would expect from a boy and his dog. These are right at Jonathan’s comfort level right now. Since there are over twenty books in the series, I think we will be set for the summer!

– The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe– This was a read aloud we recently finished. I’ve been waiting to read this to my kids for a long time. Both Jonathan and Grace really enjoyed it. Jonathan picked up on many of the underlying spiritual themes and we had some fruitful discussions.

– The Light at Tern Rock– This was a read aloud that I picked up based off of Sonlight’s Core A list. It is about a little boy and his aunt who get asked to tend a lighthouse over Christmas break. The lighthouse keeper promises to return by December 15, but is nowhere in sight on Christmas Eve. This was a harder one for the kids– they weren’t begging to read the next chapter. However, we persevered, and had a good discussion on forgiveness and hearing both sides of a story.

Now the kids are getting up from rest time, so I’ll have to share what I’m reading in a future post.